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FREE Spelling Diagnostic
Do your grades 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 students need grade-level or remedial instruction? There's only one way to know for sure and know precisely what common spelling patterns have and have not yet been mastered. The 102 item Diagnostic Spelling Assessment. Get the FREE paper copy, audio, Google form and sheet of this teachable assessment with a mastery matrix.
Reading Assessment | Don't Test What You Can't Teach | Pennington Publishing Blog
Need RtI, ESL, ELD reading assessments for program placement and to inform instruction? Download FREE whole class tests with audio files and recording matrices from Pennington Publishing. Plus, find out which assessments are unnecessary. In short, my advice is twofold: Only Test What is Teachable and Don't Test What You Can't Teach.
Sound Wall Sounds
For many students, learning phonemic awareness and phonics is challenging, because they can't replicate proper mouth positions and speech articulation. However, the explanations can be impediments. Not with these silly sound wall songs! Your students will love them and learn how to properly pronounce the speech sounds and connect them to the graphemes. Check out the article, which incudes links to two videos with the songs: Vowel Valley and Consonant Sounds.
Best Spelling Assessment?
Watch the side by side comparisons of the Words Their Way Elementary Spelling Inventory, Upper-level Elementary Spelling Inventory, and the Diagnostic Spelling Assessment. See for yourself why assessing spelling patterns provides better teachable data than assessing developmental spelling stages.
Word Part Monsters!
Looking for a great pre-Halloween or pre-Open House activity to scare your kids into learning high frequency Greek and Latin word parts? My Word Part Monsters will do the trick (or treat). Get the three-day lesson and the FREE Greek and Latin prefixes, roots, and suffixes Monster Word List for these lessons.
40 Study Skills Sub Plans
Every teacher needs these Essential Study Skills for their ready-to-teach sub plans. Your students need them, as well! So affordable and always 5 star ratings. Pick up a few licenses to give to your colleagues. Principals, buy these for your teachers. Don't let sub days be wasted instructional days. They won't with the lessons in Essential Study Skills.
How to Teach Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes | Pennington Publishing Blog
These 15 words have prefixes or roots that are part of over 15,000 words–as many words as in most student dictionaries! Teach students to memorize these words and the meanings of their prefixes and roots and significantly improved their vocabulary.
English Language History | Pennington Publishing Blog
Check out this BRIEF history of the English language. Everything you need to teach your students and nothing you don't. This article explains why knowing a bit about how English developed will make them better speakers, listeners, readers, and writers. Also, get free grade-level vocabulary worksheets.